‘Tom Brady Helped Me Beat Brain Cancer’: Meet the Nine-Year Old Brain Cancer Survivor and TB12 Fan

Published 11/04/2021, 4:19 AM EDT


Last week, Tom Brady touched the hearts of NFL fans by giving his hat to a little child holding a placard that said, “Tom Brady helped me beat brain cancer.” This moment between the boy and the quarterback quickly went viral with netizens wanting to know the story behind how Brady helped the boy fight cancer.

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Thanks to the demand, ESPN obliged and did a video piece on the boy. The boy was identified as Noah Reeb, 9, staying in Utah. The ESPN piece detailed the Utah boy’s fight with brain cancer and how the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback inspired him to conquer the sickness.

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Noah recalls how Brady helped him fight Brain Cancer

After detecting brain cancer at an early stage, the Reeb family was obviously disappointed. The young Noah, despite the illness, was an avid football and Tom Brady fan. It’s been a dream of his to watch Brady lie and his parents promised when he beats cancer and will be healthy enough to travel, they would take him to see Brady live. By late summer, the cancer was gone.

According to young Noah, it was his will to watch Tom play live that helped him beat cancer. Soon after, his parents lived up to the promise and took him to Bucs‘ Oct. 24th game against Chicago. Youn Noah went there with a placard stating, Tom Brady helped me beat Brain Cancer”. Wide receiver Chris Godwin was the one who got Brady’s attention to the placard, and this resulted in the seven-time Super Bowl champion going up to Noah before the end of the game and giving him his hat, leaving Reeb with tears of joy.

“I was in shock. I don’t really believe it’s happening. He sticks the hat on my head. He shakes my hand, and he says something like ‘Nice job, buddy,’” Noah said about his unreal experience of meeting with Brady. Goosebumps!

Tom Brady pens a lovely ‘Thank You’ note to Noah on Twitter

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Soon after, the interaction between Noah and Brady went viral on Twitter. Addressing the topic, Brady penned a heartfelt note to Noah iterating how much of an inspiration Noah is to the world and how there is much to learn from Noah.

“Thank you for your inspiration, Noah,” Brady wrote. “We can all learn so much from you. You may not know it, but so many people in the world admire you for your courage and bravery and how you’ve dealt with a really tough situation. Thank you and your family for your beautiful blessing.”

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is an NFL and Football writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xaviers College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite football club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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